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Mel at on form 16 with interested visitors

Mel, by Flusso I, at on form 16 with attentive visitors

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that Mel has been accepted as a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors so she can now put the letters MRBS after her name!

In 2019 Mel’s work will be shown by the Sheridan Russell Gallery at the Fresh Art Fair in Cheltenham, 26-28 April and at Gallery Different in London, 14-22 May. By Cube Gallery at the Hampstead Affordable Art Fair, 9-12 May and at the Battersea Affordable Art Fair, 17-20 October. Mel’s work will also be on show at the first Sculpture exhibition at Beaulieu  Hampshire from May 25th to July 14th and at  Marks Hall Sculpture Exhibition in Coggeshall, Essex, from 20th July to the 1st September and for the second, third and fourth weekends of July at her studio as part of Cambridge Open Studios.

To discuss availability of pieces, prices, commissions or a visit to the studio, copy and paste melfraser.sculpture@gmail.com into your email programme. Mel’s studio is 5 miles east of Cambridge and can be visited by appointment.

Mel Fraser's work on the Hanoi Art House stand at the New York Affordable Art Fair April 2017Image by Stefanie Reichelt

Mel’s work on the Angie and Will’s Hanoi Art House stand at the New York Affordable Art Fair April 2017

Beaulieu’s first sculpture exhibition

 

Boreas at Beaulieu 2019

Boreas, statuary Carrara marble, in the paddock at Beaulieu

Mel was asked by David Waghorne, curator of  Doddington Hall and Marks Hall Sculpture Exhibitions, to be one of the featured artists in the first ever sculpture show at Beaulieu home of Lord Montagu and the National Motor Museum set in the picturesque New Forest area of Hampshire, UK

angel wing at Beaulieu 2019,Angel Wing XX, Carrara marble

Two of Mel’s pieces were chosen to be shown in the grounds of  the ruins of the old abbey, destroyed on the orders of Henry VIII, where the contrast between the ancient weathered stone work and the pristine sculptures was quite lovely.

Sculpture at Beaulieu runs until July 14th 2019

Fusion, Carrara marble

 

June ’19

A Trip to Gondwanaland

The Three Graces, Marks Hall 2017

The Three Graces, Kilkenny limestone in Gondwanaland

Earlier in the year Mel was approached by the curators of Marks Hall Sculpture Exhibition to be the featured artist in their second biennial show. She was to be given an exclusive area of the arboretum in which to display her work: Gondwanaland.

Angel Wing XX, Carrara marble, by Mel Fraser

Angel Wing XX, Carrara marble

Gondwanaland was the name given to the supercontinent comprising most of the land masses of the Southern Hemisphere and at Marks Hall it is an area planted with a variety of plants from Australia and South America, particularly Eucalyptus, Monkey Puzzle trees, Wollemia pines, bottle brush plants and Pampas grass.

Destiny, Persian travertine, Marks Hall 2017, by Mel Fraser

Destiny, Persian travertine

15 of Mel’s carvings have been placed around the 4 acre enclave, some visible from a quarter of a mile away along great vistas, some on gentle mounds and some tucked away in peaceful glades, slumbering amongst the perfumed gum trees and dancing grasses.

Flusso I, Carrara marble, Marks Hall 2017, by Mel Fraser

Flusso I, Carrara marble with Wollemia pines

Venus, Zimbabwean springstone, by Mel Fraser

Venus, Zimbabwean springstone with Monkey Puzzle tree

Squaring the Circle, Persian travertine, Marks Hall 2017, by Mel Fraser

Squaring the Circle, Persian travertine and below,

Fracture I, Kilkenny limestone in amongst the Pampas grass

Fracture I, Kilkenny limestone, Marks Hall 2017, by Mel Fraser

Angel Wing XXI, Carrara marble, by Mel Fraser

Angel Wing XXI, Carrara marble

Marks Hall Sculpture Exhibition runs from July 29th to September 10th 2017, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1TG

July ’17

A Trip to Italy

Cave Michelangelo quarry, Carrara

The Cave Michelangelo quarry, Carrara

In August Mel and family holidayed in Italy which, obviously, included trips to Carrara and Pietrasanta. Mel was able to meet up with an old pal, Signore Franco Barattini, the man responsible for the Cave Michelangelo quarry high above Carrara. He, along with his glamorous assistant Antonella, graciously took Mel up to the quarry where she was able to chose and acquire several large pieces of beautiful cremo marble. 9.5 tonnes of Carrara’s finest to be precise.

Mel, Signore Barattini and Antonella inspect the cremo

The chosen ones are then marked up for collection,

Mel and Barattini, Mel Fraser, contemporary stone sculpture

and everyone’s happy. Shall we dance?

August ’16

“Delivery for Ms Fraser!”

A few weeks after her trip to Italy, 9.5 tonnes of Italian mountain arrived at Mel’s studio just outside Cambridge.

DJ and the teleporter take the strain on Mel’s 5.4 tonne block of cremo. Phew!

One happy scultore!

September ’16